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In this small but masterly-crafted book, Richard Rohr addresses what Christianity views as the three traditional sources of evil - the world, the flesh and the devil - to encourage us to look beyond our personal moral failings and give us principles for resisting evil on a wider scale. Exploring how Christianity has focused almost exclusively on individual evil, or the sins of the flesh, he offers a gripping interpretation of Jesus' teachings and the writings of Paul the Apostle to show how vital it is that we also understand the often subtle and well-disguised evil of the world and the devil. This book offers no easy solutions. Yet, skilfully distilling half a century of teaching and preaching, The World, the Flesh and the Devil will leave you with a greater understanding of evil and its role in the social issues of our time, and better equipped to recognise and fight it. With his characteristic wisdom and compassion, Rohr offers us principles for resisting the social evils pervading our lives, in which we are all complicit, through Christian contemplation and by reaching out to one another in love.
We could all benefit positively if we direct our thoughts to all of humankind and consider that birth and death are only portals. We must recognise that the greater part of humankind exists beyond these portals and that we are one with them. -- Karl Koenig Karl Koenig, following Rudolf Steiner's teachings, believed that human beings are eternal and that our time in our earthly bodies is just one part of our journey. Our souls exist before birth and continue on beyond death until they are reborn. In these important lectures and essays, Koenig argues that the greatest part of our community exists beyond this earthly life. He calls on us not to neglect our connection with them and encourages us to solicit their guidance so that we might rediscover the values that our society has lost. In this remarkable book, Koenig suggests that by changing our everyday thinking, we can create a bridge across the threshold of death, allowing essential communication between humans in different states of being and uniting humankind to the benefit of all.
In this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), Rabbi Jason Sobel uncovers connections between the Old Testament and New Testament that are vital in giving us a complete picture of God's plan for sending Jesus into the world as the Messiah. In the Gospel of Luke, we read how Jesus revealed this connection to two disciples on the road to Emmaus. They listened as Jesus explained, beginning with Moses and the Prophets . . . what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself, and later asked themselves, Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us? (Luke 24:27,32). Too many of us today are likewise missing this connection. We are settling for just the New Testament or the Old Testament and not understanding how the Bible fits together as a whole to offer one complete picture of Jesus. Both the Old and New are God's priceless possessions . . . and neither one is more or less valuable than the other. However, together their value increases dramatically! For both are needed in order for us to experience our full inheritance in God's kingdom and His beloved children. As Rabbi Jason unlocks these connections, participants will come to understand: How the foundation of the Bible (The Torah) fits with the rest of Scripture How the Torah answers the question of who is the promised seed? How all of the Bible works to give a picture of the promise of Messiah What implications this has for their lives as the Old and New Testaments come together The Mysteries of the Messiah will show participants that God's Word-written by many people over thousands of years-is not a random selection of people and stories but of intricate connections. Rabbi Jason will connect the dots, helping them see with clarity and high definition what God intended. Designed for use with the Mysteries of the Messiah Video Study (sold separately).
Highlighting connections that have been hidden from non-Jewish eyes, Rabbi Jason Sobel pulls back the curtain to shed God's light on the holy scriptures. Most people do not understand how the Bible fits together-even people of faith. Too many Christians accept half an inheritance in that they are content to embrace merely the New Testament. On the flip side, Jews often experience this by embracing only the Old Testament. But God has an intricate plan and purpose for both. In Mysteries of the Messiah, Rabbi Jason Sobel, raised in a Jewish home in New Jersey but now a follower of Yeshua, pulls back the curtain to show the many connections in Scripture hidden in plain sight. Known for his emphatic declaration but there's more! he guides readers from the story of creation through Revelation to see the passion and purpose of the Messiah, the Torah, and several of the patriarchs and prophets. God's Word, written by many people over thousands of years, is not a random selection of people and stories, but they have intricate connections. Rabbi Jason connects the dots for readers, helping them see with clarity what God intended.
With warmth and biblical insight, Frazee shows us how to rely on the power of the Holy Spirit just as Jesus did; respond to God's voice in decisions big and small; raise our expectations for how God's power can work through us; and break free of addictions, habits, and destructive thoughts that hold us back. The Bible promises us more than inspiration. More than influence. The Bible promises us access to the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. So what keeps us from drawing on that incredible resurrection power in our daily lives? In His Mighty Strength, popular pastor and author Randy Frazee explores Jesus' time on earth to uncover the amazing source of his strength. Jesus continually sought direction from the Father and found the power to live the Father's will through the Holy Spirit. He said yes to God every day of his earthly life-and we can too. His Mighty Strength reminds us that Jesus' resurrection power is not wishful thinking or a poetic metaphor. It's a real source of strength that we have access to right now. And when we embrace God's offering, our lives will never be the same. This is not a watered-down self-help book-this is a powerful Gospel-centered guide to walking in the fullness of Christ. I challenge you to read this amazing book and accept the glorious gift of strength from Christ that enables us to live the abundant life God has promised us! -Francesca Battistelli, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter